Police whistleblower Rick Flori back in court today

Alleged Queensland police whistleblower Rick Flori is due back in court today for a pre-trial hearing over his misconduct charge.

Flori has been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office for allegedly leaking CCTV footage of a violent arrest to the media.

The police sergeant has been committed to stand trial on the charge but will face the Southport District Court today for the hearing.


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The hearing is expected to be in relation to an application for a stay on the indictment “based on pre-trial publicity”.

Flori is accused of leaking footage showing the bashing of handcuffed 22-year-old Noa Begic, in the basement of the Surfers Paradise police station in 2012.

Flori has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In June, a Gold Coast court heard Flori was unrepresented after the legal firm representing him – Anderson Fredericks Turner – had withdrawn.

When asked by Judge Katherine McGuinness whether he would be engaging another firm, Flori replied “no, probably not.”

Flori’s trial is set for two weeks beginning 4th September.

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